The Dingle Food Festival takes place on the first weekend in October every year in the beautiful fishing town of Dingle on the Dingle Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way.
The Dingle Food Festival takes place on the first weekend in October every year in the beautiful fishing town of Dingle on the Dingle Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way. It is organised by a group of local people on a non profit making basis. The festival showcases and celebrates the quality of local producers, chefs, restaurateurs and the award-winning local food and drink they produce.
Locals call it ‘The Best Weekend of the Year’ with the town coming alive with locals and tourists alike. Everyone comes home for the Dingle Food Festival and tourists come from far and wide across the globe that weekend just for the festival.
Highlights of the Dingle Food Festival include cookery demonstrations, over 50 market stalls, workshops, street entertainment, childrens events, wine tasting, whiskey tasting and much much more.
Far and away the most popular part of the festival is ‘The Taste Trail‘. Festival goers purchase a book of taste trail tickets and can then visit over 70 venues around the town offering tastings of the best food and drink the Peninsula has to offer.
The Dingle Food Festival in conjunction with various local organisations is aiming to make the Dingle Food Festival waste free by 2020.
The festival also hosts the annual Blas na hÉireann awards. These are National Irish Food Awards, which were conceived of and are organised by the Festival. Having a Blas award is increasingly recognised as a mark of exceptional quality throughout the island of Ireland and further abroad.
For all the latest festival information, including where you can purchase Taste Trail tickets, please check the Festival website at dinglefood.com. You can also follow on Facebook or Twitter for the very latest information.
If you have any queries concerning the festival then please email them to [email protected].
4 (Friday) 9:00 am - 6 (Sunday) 11:59 pm(GMT+00:00) View in my time
Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland